Wahconah News - 06/12/19

Wahconah News - 06/12/19
Posted on 06/12/2019
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June 12, 2019

Hello Wahconah Families,

Welcome to the final Wahconah Wednesday email update of the 2019-20 school year! We hope you find the following information, reminders, and repeats to be helpful.

SUMMER 2019

With summer vacation fast approaching, we wanted to take a moment to thank all Wahconah families for a wonderful school year! We would not be the school we are if it wasn’t for the families who send us their students each and every day. We had the exciting opportunity to meet the incoming Class of 2023 yesterday. As we prepare to welcome them, we are also looking forward to working with our new Seniors in the Class of 2020. On behalf of the faculty and staff at Wahconah, we hope that you have a great summer and we look forward to seeing our students again on the first full official day of school on August 28th. See you soon!

SUMMER READING AND PROJECT ASSIGNMENT

Parents are reminded that students in CBRSD are expected to complete a choice-based Summer Reading and Project Assignment. More details in the link below.

 2019 CBRSD Summer Reading and Project

SENIOR ASSEMBLY AND GRADUATION FOOTAGE

For those of you who were not able to attend Senior Assembly or Graduation honoring the Class of 2019…you are in luck! Many thanks to the Wahconah Video Club and Dalton Community Television providing full footage of both events. Simply click on the links below and enjoy!

Graduation 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXYc1WA-ICY

Senior Assembly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcrHeAmRvmg&t=7300s

SENIOR RECORDS AND EMAILS

The following information is for parents/families of the Class of 2019:

Senior Email – Please note that your student’s CBRSD email account will be deactivated on August 15th. All graduates should ensure that all post-graduate email communications occur via their own private email account.

Graduate Student Records - In accordance with State regulations, all temporary cumulative school and health records (except permanent grade records) for students who graduate from Wahconah in 2019 will be destroyed approximately July 2024.  We are required to hold documents for five years after graduation.  There will be a notice placed in the Berkshire Eagle prior to destruction.  At that time, graduates/families will be able to contact the guidance department for the contents of their permanent folder which would consist of K-12 correspondence letters, report cards, drawings, pictures, etc.

Students’ Transcript, Permanent Record Card and Record Test Log will be kept on file.  These do not get destroyed and will remain at the school. Please note: We do not keep a copy of high school diplomas. All graduates are expected to take care of that document themselves.

Questions/Concerns: Please contact Diane Drosehn at ddrosehn@cbrsd.org or ext. 1328.

CHROMEBOOKS

We are completing our first year of the 1:1 Chromebook initiative at Wahconah. Overall it’s been a very successful year! Families are reminded that students are expected to simply keep their Chromebooks over the summer and continue using them next year as well. They will be keeping their Chromebooks until they graduate.

Parents of 9th graders: As you may recall, your students received the same Chromebook they used last year at Nessacus. As you know they arrived to us in varying states of condition. That being said, we are pleased to announce that our IT department will be distributing brand new Chromebooks to all of our current 9th graders (soon-to-be Sophomores) at the start of next school year. All 9th graders are expected to keep their current Chromebooks over the summer and hand them in when they receive their new one at the start of next school year.  Please keep an eye out for further communication about this in late August.

GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT NEWS

(all of this news is announced regularly to our students via morning announcements/flyers)

Wahconah Juniors! If you need to take or retake the SAT, or to sit for a Subject Test, please do register now, before you forget! If you are eligible for free or reduced lunch, be sure to see your guidance counselor BEFORE you register to get a fee waiver number. Registration is online at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/dates-deadlines.

August 24 (register by July 26)
October 5 (register by September 6)
November 2 (register by October 3)
December 7 (register by November 8)
March 14 (register by February 14)

FALL ATHLETIC REGISTRATION

Fall Sports Registration is now ONLINE using Family ID. Click on the following link https://www.familyid.com/wahconah-regional-high-school-2 

**NOTE: All students must register online to be eligible for the first day of tryouts and practice. 

Students and parents may receive online registration help from our Athletic Director Jared Shannon on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, June 11th from 3pm-5pm
  • Tuesday, July 9th from 11am-2pm
  • Thursday, Aug. 15th from 9am-12pm

CHECK OUT THESE OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR STUDENTS!

(all of these announcements are made regularly to our students via morning announcements/flyers)

The Dalton Council on Aging is looking for student volunteers to assist with technology instruction. If you are interested in this great opportunity for community service, please see your Guidance Counselor for details.            

Berkshire County ARC is currently offering paid summer internship positions for young adults ages 17+ seeking career experience in the field of Human Services / working with individuals with disabilities. Please see the fliers in A and B lobby for details.      

Ozzie’s restaurant is looking for dishwashers for the summer.  Please call 655-8309 for additional information. 

WAHCONAH WEEKLY UPDATE

Check out a recap of this week’s news at Wahconah! https://youtu.be/lhMPjNQFLRk

WAHCONAH SCHOOL BUILDING PROJECT

The next meeting of the Wahconah School Building Committee will be:

  • July 25 at 4:30pm in Wahconah Library

PARENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – Will return next year!

We will be using this space on a monthly basis to provide helpful tips and insight to help bridge the gap between home and school. Some of the information shared in this section will include links to useful articles, websites, or videos.

STUDENT DROP OFF/PICKUP - Reminder

We greatly appreciate those of you who acknowledge and follow this procedure. However, it’s important to remember that the driveway directly in front of the school should remain clear for school buses only during the following times:

  • 7:20-7:50am (morning drop off)
  • 2:15-2:30pm (afternoon pick up)
  • 3:15-3:30pm (late bus pick up)

Any parents/families dropping students off or picking students up can use the car lane which can be accessed by using the last driveway in the student parking lot. Furthermore, if a bus’s lights are flashing red, that means you cannot pass it regardless of whether it has a stop sign extended from it or not. We have asked for assistance from Dalton Police (when available) to help monitor this. Thank you for your help.

ATTENDANCE/DISMISSAL REMINDERS

Please remember that the proper dismissal procedure for ill students is for the student to go to the nurse first. The nurse will examine the student and determine whether the student needs to be dismissed. Mrs. Bushway (Ext. 1131) will then make the call home if she determines that dismissal is warranted.

Also, if you’ve secured a last-minute doctor’s appointment during the school day, please call ahead to Mrs. Farley in the Main Office (Ext. 1320) so that she can prepare a dismissal for your student.

NEED MORE INFO?

Always remember that you can find important and useful information pertaining to Wahconah by going to the following:

Thank you!

 

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